Added flavour comes from tamari soy sauce (available in health food stores), which has a more pleasant taste than most soy sauces; substitute Japanese soy sauce if tamari is unavailable. Oyster mushrooms enrich the stir-fry, too, but regular mushrooms can be used. If you like more heat, add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes.
Sandwich cookies take a little more effort than the average cookie, so they're that much more special. The red flecks of cranberries and sparkly sugar crystals give these cream-filled chocolate cookies a delicate prettiness.
With a mellow yellow hue and contrasting red and green topping, this tasty spread adds a colourful note to the table. Serve in a shallow dish so that the topping is spaced out and surround with pita crisps or baguette slices.
Featuring poached salmon, this delightful spread/dip is a snack that everyone loves and devours. I have used a little garlic, hot sauce and horseradish for a little zip and zing . Chill for eight hours or overnight to let the flavors meld together (the longer the better).
Cook this ahead of time to serve cold.
Dried apricots and prunes not only sweeten the sauce but also break down slightly, helping to thicken it. Make the dish a day ahead to allow flavours to combine and to ease preparations.
Pretty in pink with a delightful sweet-tart taste, these marshmallows add a nice pop of colour to your holiday dessert table. Using frozen berries makes this recipe convenient and inexpensive.